The India Projects of Huawei telecommunications have proved to be a big headache for the operators who had chosen the Huawei MSC for their network.
The problems faced in Huawei Integration are so much that one of the customers , MTNL has threatened to scrap the project as the Integartion & Testing work has been going on for more than 6 months now against a target time of 1 month given earlier . Even in the earlier project , which has been commmisioned already 1 yaer back , some of the feature tests are still pending . This issue even forced the MTNL & BSNL – the 2 Indian Govt Telecom Opeartors to revise their bidding procedures so as not to allow Huawei from bidding for any future tenders . Also Huawei also on its part seem to realise that Indian market is very tough for them as Indians have a highly qualified, english speaking, telecom specialists who can ask deep questions .
.Bad news indeed for Huawei Loyalists who thought that by low price only Huawei will be able to counter the established players of Telecom
The low cost is not at all a selection crierion for any good telecom service provider . It is only in countries of Africa that the Chinese companies like Huawei,ZTE can use their low cost advantage . Otherwise they are doomed elsewhere .The Telecom market is quality & support conscious which only European Vendors can provide